Blog 2296 – 02.03.2022
Faux, False, Foe
William Shakespeare wrote “This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” False in French is faux pronounced as the English word foe. I believe it is equally true that if we know and live the truth of who we are that we cannot be “foe” to any man or woman.
The first of the ten intentions for a better world that I do my best to live by reads:
I have thought a great deal on those thirty-three words especially the fifteen in the middle: “I see life in all things and honor it as if it were my own.” for I have discovered they are the great secret revealed, specifically that the circle of life takes everything in and that we individually and collectively are the one true God, the Universe.
If that sounds like hypocrisy or megalomaniacal to you, in my humble opinion your one-size fits all small box religion or philosophy is too small to fit the ever so clear meaning to me of my favorite phrase from the Bible: “God is all in all.” We have all heard the more familiar Bible phrase, “God is love” but if God is indeed Holy, Holy, Holy as the song says and further more goes on to say “God in three persons, blessed Trinity” I think the best three names for the true triune God are not Father, Son, and Holy Ghost but more simply and more accurately “He, She We.”
Words have meanings, sometimes more than one and we always need to be sure to define our terms otherwise we may lead or be lead to false conclusions regarding Who and Whose we truly are.
Your true friend and fellow traveler, never faux or foe,
“You’ve got a Friend” By: James Taylor